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At once a propulsive thriller and a contemplative exploration of faith, Calvary marks John Michael McDonagh as a significant British filmmaker. First and foremost a splendorous showcase for the talents of Brendan Gleeson (as well as son Domnhall), it also features stunning work from Ireland’s rugged landscapes and a vibrant supporting cast.


  • John Michael McDonagh


  • John Michael McDonagh


  • Brendan Gleeson
  • Chris O'Dowd
  • Aiden Gillen
  • Kelly Reilly
  • Dylan Moran


When Father James (Brendan Gleeson) finds himself on the receiving end of a death threat during confession, he must continue to support his community while trying to discern who has it in for him.